Right to Counsel in Eviction Proceedings
Catholic Migration Services’ Immigrant Tenant Advocacy Program will be hosting a Queens Town Hall on the right to counsel in Housing Court. This event is an opportunity for community members to discuss Intro 214, a bill currently before the New York City Council which, if passed, would provide tenants the right to an attorney in eviction proceedings. The town hall is an opportunity for community members to share their thoughts on the implications of going to court in eviction proceedings without an attorney and how it creates an additional incentive for landlords to harass and displace tenants. At the town hall, we will introduce Intro 214, and discuss how community members can achieve the historic goal of making New York City the first city in the United States to guarantee tenants a right to counsel in eviction proceedings. Please RSVP if you would like to attend.